Animal Crossing: New Horizons is well on its way to becoming the biggest Nintendo game. It is already one of the biggest releases of the current generation of consoles. The game almost caught up with one of the best-selling games of recent years, Red Dead Redemption 2.
According to the company’s report, in just four months, Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold 22.4 million copies, a massive figure for such a short period.
No other part of the franchise sold at this rate. For example, the previous installment, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, only sold 12 million copies in six years. Even Red Dead Redemption 2 needed six months to reach the 24 million mark (and another 1.5 years to reach the 29 million mark).
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has already set a few records. In the month of release, its digital version was sold 5 million times, something no other digital console game has been able to achieve within a month.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the second most successful Nintendo game today. So far, it is second to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with 26.74 million copies sold.
According to rough estimates, Animal Crossing: New Horizons might have generated $1.34 billion in revenue.